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Female Incontinence Help & Health Screening Info: Inside Your Fall 2017 Vim & Vigor

UVA incontinence doctors and nurse practitioner
From left, Elisa Trowbridge, MD, Kathie Hullfish, MD and Megan Dillman, MSN, WHNP, are part of UVA’s female pelvic medicine program.

Nobody’s talking about it, but it’s true: At least half of all women over age 40 suffer from some form of incontinence. But there are effective treatments, including:

  • Botox injections for overactive bladder/urge incontinence, where you constantly feel like you have to go because the bladder muscles squeeze at the wrong time
  • Sling surgery for stress incontinence, where you leak urine during exercise or other actions

You can learn more about how UVA treats these pelvic floor disorders in the fall issue of Vim & Vigor, our family health magazine. Other stories include:

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Our next print issue of Vim & Vigor will feel a little different. After a reader expressed concerns about the magazine’s plastic bag wrapping, we talked with our publisher about alternatives. We were able to figure out a visible way to include a postcard (which we often use to promote giveaways and contests) without using the plastic. So the plastic is history!

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